He had read much, if one considers his long life; but his contemplation was much more than his reading. He was wont to say that if he had read as much as other men he should have known no more than other men.
Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what's right.
Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.
If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster.
I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die.
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
It takes more than capital to swing business. You've got to have the A. I. D. degree to get by - Advertising, Initiative, and Dynamics.
It is not only the living who are killed in war.
When I read about the way in which library funds are being cut and cut, I can only think that American society has found one more way to destroy itself.
Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.
It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.
Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.
All sorts of computer errors are now turning up. You'd be surprised to know the number of doctors who claim they are treating pregnant men.
To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.
To insult someone we call him "bestial." For deliberate cruelty and nature, "human" might be the greater insult.
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'
Meanwhile, fears of universal disaster sank to an all time low over the world.
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' (I found it!) but 'That's funny.'
Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war.
The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing.
I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse.
There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.
And above all things, never think that you're not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning.
A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.